Peter Copping Named Artistic Director of Lanvin

Peter Copping

On June 27, luxury house Lanvin announced the appointment of Peter Copping as artistic director. Copping will assume creative leadership of the womenswear and menswear collections beginning in September 2024.

Commenting on his new position, Copping said, “Jeanne Lanvin was a visionary of her time whose interests and passions extended far beyond fashion, as do my own. I am extremely honored to have been chosen as Artistic Director of Lanvin and to be able, along with the atelier and teams, to write the next chapter for this iconic House.”

Copping is a British citizen and a graduate of Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London. After graduation, he began his career at Sonia Rykiel, followed by more than a decade at Louis Vuitton, where he was head of womenswear under the guidance of Marc Jacobs.

He was later appointed Creative Director of Nina Ricci in Paris, and then to the same position at Oscar de la Renta in New York. De la Renta, who had previously worked as a designer for Lanvin under Antonio Castillo, personally appointed Copping as his successor. Most recently, he was head of Balenciaga’s couture department, where he skillfully oversaw the atelier’s reintroduction of couture collections.

This wealth of Copping’s experience in a wide variety of fields and countries brings a fresh perspective and a high level of expertise to Lanvin as a contemporary couturier. His mission is to reinvent Lanvin in contemporary culture through a sensibility of radical chic and French sophistication, a goal consistent with the brand’s recent transformation.

Chairman of Lanvin Group Zhen Huang said, “With 135 years of heritage, Lanvin boasts an exceptionally rich history and is one of the most celebrated names in fashion worldwide. As Lanvin Group’s flagship brand, Lanvin is an integral part of our family. With the nomination of Peter Copping, we look forward to the Maison’s continued transformation and growth.”

CEO of Lanvin Group Eric Chan also added, “Lanvin Group is delighted to welcome Peter Copping to Lanvin. I am certain that Peter’s outstanding talent and capacity to reinterpret the codes of the Maison with curiosity and innovation make him the ideal candidate to drive success for Lanvin. This new chapter for the house fits perfectly with our commitment to meeting the evolving needs and desires of our clients.”

Currently, the Lanvin Group, headquartered in Shanghai, China, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “LANV”. The group manages iconic brands worldwide including Lanvin, Wolford, Sergio Rossi, St. John Knits, and Caruso, and is committed to sustainable growth, leveraging leading strategic partnerships in the luxury fashion industry.

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